Invasive Species

National Invasive Species Awareness Week (NISAW)

This original announcement was published by NISAW on May 14, 2021. Click here for more information. 


What is NISAW?

National Invasive Species Awareness Week (NISAW) is an international event to raise awareness about invasive species, the threat that they pose, and what can be done to prevent their spread.

Representatives from local, state, federal and regional organizations discuss legislation, policies and improvements that can be made to prevent and manage invasive species.

NISAW Part I focused on national and regional issues of importance. NAISMA held a series of virtual webinars Feb. 22-26 that reached more than 1,650 people.

NISAW Part II starts tomorrow with even more focus on state and local issues of significance. Partners are planning local events to remove invasives. These events are meant to educate elected officials, decision makers, and the public on how they can help to stop the spread of invasive species and protect communities.

Scroll down to learn how you can participate in a local event, join a free webinar and help spread the word!